The award-winning My Brother The Devil has just been released in the US, to rave reviews.
The film was made on the Gascoyne 2 estate in Hackney.
The warm welcome and support of the G2 residents touched the hearts of all the filmmakers. Without G2, there would have been no film.
Cine-G2 is the legacy of the My Brother The Devil film in the community. It will be a new, non-profit Community Cinema, in the estate’s Community Hall.
To launch Cine-G2, and to raise funds to establish the Community Cinema, we are partnering with Future Cinema, the pioneers of live cinema, on a special evening of film and entertainment in their unique community venue, the Old Cardinal Pole School. Cine-G2 are organising the event and are supported by Future Cinema’s Secret Community Space.
Hot young British artist Cashtastic will open the evening with a performance of his songs from the film.
Sally El Hosaini, the film’s director, and the leading cast: James Floyd, Fady Elsayed, Aymen Hamdouchi and Letitia Wright will all be in attendance, for the event welcome and then lively discussion after the screening.
“If you’ve seen ‘Kidulthood’ and ‘Ill Manors’, and the thought of another dose of gritty gangland realism is about as appealing as licking the tube floor, think again. In her impressive debut, Sally El Hosaini rifles through the coming-of-age film handbook, but she’s got a Mike Leigh-like skill for getting under the skin of a family. Brothers Rashid (James Floyd) and Mo (Fady Elsayed) have grown up on a Hackney council estate. Rashid sparkles with the invincible charisma of a stupidly good-looking, bright young man. In another life he’d have the world at his feet. Instead, he’s dealing drugs and trying to keep Mo off the streets. Mo idolises his big brother until he discovers a secret that, for him, is so terrible he’d prefer their mates to think that Rashid is a terrorist. This will be a calling-card for everyone involved. James Floyd in particular must now be on everydirector’s must-cast list. If Daniel Craig hangs up his tux and anyone’slooking for the first mixed-race Bond, here’s your man.” – Cath Clark, Time Out